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Your motorcycle is due for inspections, repairs, and routine maintenance on a regular basis. Why is it so important to visit your local Baltimore H-D service center at the proper intervals? By following your Harley-Davidson maintenance schedule, you can ensure that issues with your bike are detected and repaired early. As a result, you won’t end up paying for a major repair simply because a small problem went unchecked for many months. Read below to find out what our technicians look for at each bike maintenance schedule interval, and then contact our service center to follow up or schedule service!

Harley-Davidson® Maintenance Schedule: 1,000 Miles.  Baltimore MD

The first stop on your motorcycle maintenance schedule comes at the 1,000-mile mark. A certified Harley-Davidson technician will carefully inspect every inch of your bike, and then take it for a test ride at top speed. Here’s what they’ll be focusing on:

  • Check clutch adjustment
  • Change engine oil & oil filter
  • Check/adjust the primary chain
  • Inspect brake pads and discs for wear
  • Inspect fuel valve, lines, and fittings for leaks
  • Check brake fluid reservoir levels and condition
  • Inspect exhaust system for leaks, cracks, and loose or missing fasteners or heat shields
  • Inspect exhaust system for leaks, cracks, and loose or missing fasteners or heat shields
  • Check the tightness of all critical fasteners: hand controls, brake system, axle nuts, front fork components, riser, and handlebars

Harley-Davidson® Maintenance Schedule: 2,500 Miles.

Your bike is due back for service once again when you hit 2,500 miles. At this point in your motorcycle maintenance schedule, technicians will be looking for specific signs of wear and ensuring that fittings are tight and all controls and components are functioning properly. Along with checking the oil and brakes, they will:

  • Inspect transmission lubricant
  • Inspect brake pads and discs for wear
  • Inspect fuel valve, lines, and fittings for leaks
  • Inspect tire pressure and inspect the tread
  • Inspect operation of throttle and enrichener controls
  • Inspect operation of all electrical equipment and switches
  • Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks

Harley-Davidson® Maintenance Schedule: 5,000 Miles

At the 5,000-mile mark, your bike will receive some of the same checks as at 1,000 and 2,000 miles, along with inspections of key electrical components and other adjustments:

  • Inspect spark plugs
  • Check tire pressure and inspect the tread
  • Check wheel spoke tightness
  • Check and clean battery connections
  • Check front fork bearing adjustment
  • Check ignition timing (XL only) and vacuum hose
  • Check operation of all electrical equipment and switches

Harley-Davidson® Maintenance Schedule: 7,500 Miles

At 7,500 miles, your bike is due for service that involves the same inspection checklist as at 2,500 miles. If hard riding in Columbia has your bike in need of service ahead of schedule, no worries — you can book an appointment whenever you need it!

Harley-Davidson® Maintenance Schedule: 10,000 Miles

Once you reach 10,000 miles, your motorcycle maintenance schedule is focused on checking and retightening parts that may have loosened over time. Services at this interval include:

  • Lubricate steering head bearings and other crucial pivot points
  • Change transmission lubricant
  • Check and adjust the belt
  • Lube the speedometer cable
  • Lubricate and adjust steering head bearings
  • Check and adjust the operation of enrichener
  • Check stabilizer links and engine mounts

DIY Motorcycle Maintenance

You can keep your bike in tip-top condition by performing easy bike maintenance tasks at home in Bel Air. These DIY checks should take just a few minutes:

  • Check the standing voltage at each battery terminal using a multimeter.
  • Check pivot points and other moving parts for signs of interference or wear.
  • Clean the battery terminals, and then coat them with dielectric grease to prevent corrosion.
  • Make sure that there are no blown fuses on your bike.
  • Check for failed fork seals and fluid dripping from under the bike.

Learn More About Your Motorcycle Maintenance Schedule at Harley-Davidson of Baltimore

Whether you’re hoping to browse genuine Harley-Davidson parts and accessories or schedule your next service, we’ve got you covered at our service center in Baltimore! You can even order your replacement parts and car-care supplies online, and we’ll let you know when they’re ready to pick up or install.

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